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Practice Manager
4-6 months day rate contract
Remote Working

Are you an experienced Project or Programme Manager with a passion to support the development and growth of others?

You'd be fulfilling a people-focussed role with our Project Managers and PMO Delivery Team, which will support and manage colleagues through their development, performance management and everything needed to maximise their contribution to the success of our Change Delivery business. We want to create an environment where our team members can flourish and grow, with real opportunities for development and progression.
This role will be key to creating the right environment and culture, providing colleagues support and ensuring that both the operational and colleague-centred needs are met to help the Change Delivery business to excel.

You can be based from either our Milton Keynes, Widnes or Edinburgh offices with remote workign options available

What you'll be doing
  • You'll Practice Manage up to 30 colleagues to support the leadership team deliver both the operational and colleague-centred needs.
  • Ensuring all new recruits are onboarded and inducted consistently, ensuring they're set up for success.
  • You will lead the performance management process and activities, ensuring the team has a culture of robust performance management, being both stretched and supported.
  • Identifying and facilitating development opportunities within Practice, including matching colleagues to opportunities, roles and assignments based on their development needs, as well as their expertise.
  • Developing and maintaining a skills Matrix, which offers colleagues transparent career pathways and a framework to assess & evidence their competency in role.
  • Facilitating knowledge transfer by moving the team from being a consumer of short-term knowledge, to industry standard, capable of meeting evolving and flexible strategic needs.
  • Partnering with Portfolio PMO to create a holistic view of the function's capacity, supply and demand to support projects.
  • Working collaboratively with other Practice Managers in the wider team to achieve consistency of colleague experience, avoiding duplication of effort and sharing of best practice.
  • Influencing through a nurturing, coaching and empowering style, underpinned by the unswerving drive to achieve.
  • Have a critical role in supporting the leadership team to create and model the right culture and environment for colleagues to thrive.
  • Consistently focus on the bank being an inclusive employer and a place where people love to work
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with stakeholders across the business

What you need to know and show
  • The ability to energetically and enthusiastically motivate colleagues to achieve, in a changing environment, as well as identify the right skills for a job, define skills gaps and mentor colleagues through their development.
  • Clear, straightforward and regular communication of functional and colleague-centric goals.
  • Engaging communicator who connects, inspires and leaves a lasting impression
  • You will have a background in project/programme management and ideally have people leadership, coaching, guiding and mentoring experience
  • Expertise in performance management, never shying away from giving feedback with clarity, empathy and proficiency.
  • Experience in identifying, interviewing and recruiting talent.
  • Excellent presentation skills, both written and in person, comfortable presenting key messages in front of a large audience.
  • The natural ability to take teams and stakeholders on the change journey, sometimes when the destination is still unclear. You'll create confidence, security and a positive working environment whilst priorities change.
Start date
6 months
Intelligent Resource
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